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ACA Applauds Civil Justice Reform Effort in Wisconsin Special Legislative Session
The civil justice reforms would expedite legitimate claims, while preserving legitimate, necessary commerce against trial attorney litigation based on novel theories of liability unfounded by proper evidence and proof of actual causation. More

California to Redraft its Green Chemistry Regulations
Bowing to pressure from various environmental groups, California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will rewrite the green chemistry regulations that were supposed to go into effect Jan. 1. More

Maine Designates BPA and Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates as Priority Chemicals
These rules will require manufacturers of certain products containing intentionally added BPA and NP and NPE to submit certain information about the product to Maine DEP. More

South Coast Air Quality Management District to Amend Rule for Coating of Metal Parts and Products
SCAQMD is expected to release proposed rule language at their next working group meeting that is scheduled for Jan. 20, at 8am PST at the SCAQMD building in Diamond Bar, CA. More

ACA Auto Refinish Coalition Responds to Increased Activity in Auto Refinish Regulatory Arena
As Pennsylvania announces that it is taking up the OTC model rule in earnest, ACA's Auto Refinish Coalition mobilizes to ensure the adoption of workable and consistent regulations. More

OSHA Likely to Publish Final Rule for Adoption of GHS by August
Multiple sets of requirements for labels and safety data sheets present a compliance burden for U.S. manufacturers, distributors, and transports involved in international trade; harmonization with the GHS will reduce that burden. More

Diana Strongosky to Deliver Keynote Address at 2011 ACA CoatingsTech Conference
Diana Strongosky, vice president of research and development for the Paint and Coatings Division at The Sherwin-Williams Company, will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 CoatingsTech Conference, scheduled for March 14–16 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill. More

Concrete Coatings Detailed in ACA Virtual Learning Conference
On March 10, from 1:00-2:00 pm (ET), Mike Praw of BASF will present "Concrete Coatings." In this one-hour conference, Mr. Praw will help participants better understand the variety of coatings that are available, and the properties that are required for specific applications. More

Call for Papers Issued for 'Sink or Swim' Technical Symposium
Program organizers are seeking podium and poster presentations for the 54th Annual Sink or Swim Technical Symposium, to be held May 24–25, 2011, at the University of Akron Student Union Building, Akron, Ohio. The deadline for receipt of presentation abstracts is Feb. 15. More

Sign up Today for ACA's "Impact of Revised Green Guides for the Coatings Industry" VLC Course
ACA will continue its popular series of Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) with "Impact of Revised Green Guides on the Coatings Industry" will be offered on January 20. More

Don't Miss ACA's "Basics of Adhesion" VLC Course
ACA will continue its popular series of Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) with "Basics of Adhesion." The course, taught by Jamil Baghdachi of Eastern Michigan University, will take place on January 27. More

SSPC Event to Draw Protective Coatings Professionals from Across the United States
Expected to draw over 200 exhibitors and more than 2500 attendees, the event will take place from January 31 to February 3, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. More

Colorburst™ Ink Additives
Colorburst™ dispersants are specially designed for use in oil based inks and pigment flushes. They are particularly useful for dispersion of carbon black and phthalo blue, providing increased color strength, improved flow and viscosity stability. MORE

PPG, Plasticolors Introduce Urethane Gel Coat for Wind Energy Market

BASF Completes Acquisition of CRI/Criterion's Styrene Catalysts Business

Sartomer to Host UV/EB Technical Seminar

Mike Manetta Joins ACCESSA Coatings Solutions

New Industry Pulse Available Online
ACA's Industry Pulse provides forecasts for the architectural and industrial coatings segments based on leading demand indicators. The Architectural Coatings Year-End review confirms that 2010 should see a modest recovery in coatings shipments over 2009 and predicts positive signs of growth in the leading indicators for 2011 and 2012. Additionally, the current Census Bureau data and other indicators of demands also show a very strong 2010 growth trajectory for OEM coatings. More

AVAILABLE NOW: Order Your Copy of the New IPPIC Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2009 - 2014)
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has published its second Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2009 – 2014). This comprehensive market research report will offer in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry. More

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